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Last Updated: 4/2017
 Fishing
      This pond offers good fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. Bass are most numerous in the one-to-two pound size range, but one fish of six pounds was sampled and local fishermen have reported others. The yellow perch are abundant and of excellent size.

Description
      Nipmuck Pond is an average size warm water pond located in Mendon adjacent to Route 16. The water is very clear with a transparency of 20 feet. The shoreline is 75% developed with year round houses, businesses and cottages. Aquatic vegetation is concentrated in coves on the southeast end of the pond. Numerous boulders and rubble areas provide cover for fish. 

In addition to the Massachusetts boating laws, the town of Mendon also include the following:
  • The operator of a sailboat shall have the right of way over all other boats.
  • The operator of a boat pulling water skiers shall have the right of way over all boats except sailboats.
  • No person shall swim over one hundred (100) feet from shore unless accompanied by a boat.
  • No operator of any power-driven boat and no water skier shall come within fifty (50) feet of any person swimming or from any raft.
  • No boat shall come within fifty (50) feet of shore at a speed in excess of five (5) miles an hour.
  • Boat speed shall be reasonable and proper at all times.
  • No vehicles in excess of one thousand (1,000) pounds shall be allowed on the ice on Lake Nipmuc. 

STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:      2.1 miles
Nearest Address:  44 Uxbridge Road, Mendon, MA 01756
Position:  42-06.02 N 71-34.16 W
USGS Map: Blackstone, MA​
Access:
Boat access is available at a marina off of Route 16. Shore access is limited to the Route 16 area.

Alternate:
Position: 42-05.89 N 71-33.98 W
Address: 45 Taft Avenue Mendon, MA 01756{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DEndFragment%2D%2D%3E
Access:
Adjacent to the Mendon Town Beach (45 Taft Ave) is a small access path for non-motorized crafts (kayaks, canoes, etc) completed by Eagle Scout David Fleury on 7/21/11.  All boats must be carried down to the water as the ramp is not wide enough for trailers.
 
Physical Features:
  • Area:                84.6 acres
  • Max depth:         25 feet
  • Average Depth:  10 feet
  • Transparency:    20 feet
  • Terrain Type:   many homes, town beach, woods south
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1980
  • 9 species: largemouth bass, chain pickerel, brook trout, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, yellow bullhead and golden shiners. The most abundant gamefish are largemouth bass and the most abundant panfish are yellow perch.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 2.5 miles, 4 minutes):
From Exit 10 Auburn Worcester of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
Keep left, follow signs for Worcester/Oxford/Route 20 East.
  1. At mile 0.5, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 395 South/Route 20 East/Norwich CT.
  2. At mile 0.7, almost immediately after getting on Interstate 395, take exit 6A to merge onto Route 20 East toward Auburn/Route140
  3. At mile 1.7, at stop light, turn right onto South Street.
  4. At mile 2.4, turn right at the boat ramp sign down the paved road.
  5. At mile 2.5, arrive at the boat ramp and parking lot.
    
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